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"A hillside Asian Las Vegas"

Genting Highlands Tourism

Located in Pahang, Genting Highlands is a beautiful hill station in Malaysia which is only an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur. Dubbed as the "City of Entertainment" is renowned for its spirited nightlife, luxury hotels, huge shopping complexes and world-class casinos.

Resting on the peak of Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highlands incorporates the First World Hotel which was listed in the Guinness World Book of Records for being the largest hotel in 2006. The only place in Malaysia that offers legal gambling, Genting also has cave temples, amusement parks and water park. Awana SkyWay and Genting SkyWay are the two accessible cable car services for reaching Genting Highlands.

The mesmerising hill town is full of attractions namely Awana Horse Ranch, Butterfly Wonderland, Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm, Happy Bee Farm, Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre, Lim Goh Tong Memorial Hall and Mohamed Noah Foundation Mosque. Genting Highlands is apt for people who are looking forward to a lot of exuberance in the pleasant mountain weather overlooking some awe-inspiring views of the valley from its height of 1800 metres above the sea level.

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Nightlife in Genting Highlands

Boasting a dynamic nightlife scene, Genting Highlands easily parallels Malaysia’s most sought after hill stations in terms of entertainment. From world-class nightclubs and bars pumping live music, delicious food and quirky cocktails to light shows, discos, arcade games and night markets, here is how to enjoy the nightlife in Genting Highlands.

  • If you want to enjoy the rave, some amazing nightclubs to jam in include Cloud 9, Infinity Club, and the Empire Zouk Dance Club.
  • Go-go, karaoke and cocktail bars are among the most significant destinations to enjoy the nightlife in Genting Highlands. Enjoy WOW Whiskey 'or' Whites, Rockafellers Genting, TAP TAP and Alps Bar.
  • Play kids and adult arcade games at The Big Top Video Games Park and Redtail Pre-Party Gaming Lounge.
  • Set on the SkyAvenue rooftop, High Line is a lively street featuring lively pubs.
  • Taste the local flavours of the Highlands at Penang Food Village Market, or enjoy fine dining with valley views at Zouk Genting Lounge.
  • Watch the midnight Jungle Jam, and Ocean Groove light shows at Sky Avenue. 

Casinos in Genting Highlands

The only legal land-based casino in Malaysia is housed in Resorts World Genting, namely SkyCasino and Genting Casino. There are several casinos spread throughout the area which are open for 24 hours, some of them have a conventional gambler atmosphere while others are more friendly and provide an undivided atmosphere for all the visitors. In Genting, there are approximately 426 tables and more than 3000 machines available for gambling all the time.

The different table games include baccarat, roulette and Chinese games like tai sai and pai gow. Monte Carlo Casino in Genting Highlands Hotel, Hollywood Casino in Genting Highlands Hotel and StarWorld Casino in First World Hotel are some impressive casinos. The only requirements to have fun at the casinos are having a Genting WorldCard system access (which requires the visitor's passport)) to be able to withdraw the amount won and the minimum age is 21 years.

A dress code is applicable for entering the casinos which restricts entry in sandals, T-shirts and shorts. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the casinos and bags are also not allowed inside. Locker and manned deposit point facility is available.

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Pagoda at Chin Swee Temple - Famous Attraction in Genting Highlands
Statue of Meditating Buddha in Genting Highlands
Gohtong Jaya - Central Service Township

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FAQs on Genting Highlands

What is famous about Genting highlands?

Genting Highlands has to offer a vibrant nightlife with amazing casinos and has some praiseworthy entertainment options.

What is not so good about Genting highlands?

There are no historical structures in Genting Highlands.

What is the best time to visit Genting highlands?

Genting Highlands experiences a pleasant weather all year round with the temperature varying between 15 degrees Celcius to 28 degrees Celcius, owing to its altitude. It is recommended to visit the town between the months of March and September to avoid rainfall, experience the best weather conditions, amazing views and be able to enjoy all outdoor activities.

The monsoon season lasts October to March which is often supported by some rain storms. If looking for cheap accommodation deals, monsoon season is a good time to visit. During April and May, summer vacations make the place extremely crowded with locals.
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What are the things to do in Genting highlands?

The top things to do in Genting highlands are Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, Awana SkyWay, Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Skyway, Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm. You can see all the places to visit in Genting highlands here

What are the places near Genting highlands?

The top places near to Genting highlands are Kuala lumpur which is 33 km from Genting highlands, Petaling jaya which is located 39 km from Genting highlands, Melaka which is located 146 km from Genting highlands, Georgetown which is located 277 km from Genting highlands, Selangor which is located 49 km from Genting highlands

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